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2018 Houston Art Car Parade Winners

Houston Art Car Parade Weekend honors the DRIVE to CREATE and the ARTIST IN EVERYONE! It shows the creative, energetic and fun side of Houston, the Art Car Capital of the World!

This year, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art awarded $15,500, using these criteria:

  • Overall theme

  • Craftsmanship

  • Design

  • Originality

  • Transformation

For images of all art cars in this year's parade, and information about the 31st Annual Houston Art Car Parade, flip through our annual program HERE

 

MAYOR'S CUP - Grand Trophy and $2,000

#4 - "Hippysaurus" by The Waters Family

 



 

FIRST PLACE ART CARS

Four Winners each get a Grand Trophy and $1500

 

#95 - "It's Only Rock & Roll But I Like It" by Heights High School led by Rebecca Bass

 

 

#10 "Imagine" by Ruth Sosa Bailey 

 

#47 "Pop Art" by Cherie Smith & Sharon Neyland

 

#68 - "Zephyr" by Andy Hazell & Charlie Lawson

 

 

SECOND PLACE ART CARS

Four Winners each receive a Trophy

#44 - "Quetzalcoatle" by Skyline Artists

#224 - "Frankie, The PT Cruiser" by Austin College, Sherman, TX led by Mark Monroe

#26 - "Schools of Artists" by Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center led by Wendy Bejarano

#15 - "HERMESillac" by R&R 5th Edition, Rickey Polidore

 

THIRD PLACE ART CARS

Four Winners each receive a Trophy

#253 - "Dicey Part 4" by Skeez181 and Chris Higham

#213 - "A Dazzle of Zebras" by Amy Lynch Kolflat and the Zebra Krewe

#84 - "Booma, The Driving Owl" by Arabic Immersion Magnet School let by Alicia Khan

#60 - "Cartoon Apocalypse" by Chris Wollard

 

BEST DAILY DRIVER

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy & $1000

#9 - "Penelope The One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater" by Elizabeth Burnham

 

SECOND PLACE

#34 - "The Ant Car" by David Schwartz, Lynchburg, VA

THIRD PLACE

#225 - "I Keyed My Car" by Austin College, Sherman, TX and Mark Monroe

 

BEST YOUTH GROUP

FIRST PLACE - GRAND TROPHY & $1,000

#119 - "Flying Saucers" by Ennis High School and Leah Lawless-Smith

 

SECOND PLACE

#19 - "The Panthermobile" by Frank Black Middle School led by Julon Pinkston

THIRD PLACE

#102 - "Viking Voyager" by The Village School and Cindy Proske

 

BEST SLAB CAR

FIRST PLACE - GRAND TROPHY and $1000

#220 - "BuddhaFly" by Keith "Buddha" Kendall

 

SECOND PLACE

#221 - "Regina" by Javier Green

 

BEST LOWRIDERS


BEST PAINT - Grand Trophy and $750

#73 - "Iron Maiden" by Eliseo Hilario / The Kingsman Car Club

 

BEST PERFORMANCE - Grand Trophy and $750

#172 - "El Chief" by Vincent Lucio / For Life Lowrider Club

 

 

BEST PAINTED CAR


FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy and $500

#1- "Aurora-Porshie-Alice" by Nicole Strine and Robynn Sanders

SECOND PLACE

#161 - "Venus Hairse Cataillic" by Susan Venus & Beans Barton

THIRD PLACE

#40 - "Punk Rawk Lucky Kitty" by Kim Hopson

 

BEST CYCLE

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy & $500

#74 - "Blue Bike" by Asuncio Sanchez


SECOND PLACE

#160 - "The Dragon Slayer" by William Workman

 

 

BEST POLITICAL STATEMENT

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy and $500

#195 - "Civil Rights Police" by Randall Kallinen


SECOND PLACE

#59 - "Reality Bites" by Debbie & Bill Elliott

THIRD PLACE

#71 - "Tweet Tweet" by Shelley Buschur

 

BEST MUSIC

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy and $500

#236 - "The Piano Car" by Mark McCoin

SECOND PLACE

#262 - "Green Goblet with the Tribal Libbie and the Rear Trailer Band" by Mitchell Clemons and his crew

THIRD PLACE

#192 - "Crispy POTROAST" Taco by Last Concert Cafe

 

BEST PERFORMANCE

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy and $500

#247 - "Viva La Death Star!" by The Galactic Cruisers, Joseph Blanchard & Friends


SECOND PLACE

#239 - "Sheriff Buford T. Justice of Texas" by James Edward Colburn

THIRD PLACE

#14 - "A Fish Called Wanita" by Cheryl, Scott & Larry White

 

BEST CONTRAPTION

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy & $500

#29 - "Cat in the Hat" by Bob Wink


SECOND PLACE

#261 - "Kallisti's Zombie Hunter by Mitchell Clemons

THIRD PLACE

#55 - "2018 Car-New Convertible" by George Sacaris

 

 

BEST COMMERCIAL ENTRY

FIRST PLACE - Grand Trophy

#205 - "RGB (Rain-X, Gumout, & Black Magic) by ITW Global Brands